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Port Townsend Ukulele Festival

  • Centrum Center 223 Battery Way Port Townsend, WA (map)

Really excited to be returning to the Port Townsend Ukulele Festival! A lot of teachers from Hawaii this year including Bryan Tolentino, Daniel Ho, Abe Lagrimas, and myself :)

The Port Townsend Ukulele Festival and Workshop is held at Fort Worden State Park, a venue unparalleled in beauty and facility. Expect four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making with some of the finest ukulele instructors and players working today.

Registration will be limited to 135 people, ensuring small classes and an intimate atmosphere (15/1 student faculty ratio). The workshop offerings will feature a wide variety of styles – jazz, blues, swing, Hawaiian, pop, novelty, and jugband ukulele, at the least. Specific classes will include chords, melody, improvisation, playing up the neck, performing tips, and “one-off” workshops during the Serendipity Hour. Final detailed class descriptions will be posted on the class description page. The evenings feature faculty and participant-led jams, two public performances, and a culminating Saturday night party.

Here’s a general idea of what to expect:

Wednesday:  4 – 5:30pm – registration, settle in, dinner at 6pm, welcome & orientation at 8pm; entertainment and jamming after.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Breakfast; 2 morning workshop sessions; lunch; 2 afternoon workshop sessions; open mic; dinner; and in the evenings, entertainment, open jams, house parties, and two public performances (your workshop registration entitles you to prime seats at these shows).

Final Sunday: Breakfast, check out of rooms by 11am.

For more information:

This event has already been sold out so stay tuned for next year’s registration and more information on the Centrum website. Mahalo for supporting music and music education!

Earlier Event: September 8
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